Emotional DistressMind and Body – Personal Injury Is Not Just Physical

Though it is easier to see injury when it is manifested in a broken arm or severe neck pain, but some injuries are much more complex than broken bones and soft tissue complaints. In many cases, injuries sustained from accidents include some form of emotional distress as well as physical trauma. Nolo describes emotional distress as the “suffering in response to an experience caused by the negligence or intentional acts of another”

For example: An individual suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder due to a severe car accident, he/she is unable to drive for several weeks and requires therapy to remedy her impairment.

This person may be entitled to compensation for their mental anguish in addition to the disruption in their daily activities, time away from work and physical injuries. It’s important to contact an experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney today. Campbell & Associates serves the greater Charlotte region with offices in Charlotte, Gastonia, Hickory and Rock Hill, SC. For a free consultation, call us today at 704-333-0885, we’re here to help you when you need it the most.

Written by : Marie VandeVrede, Administrative Intern, Campbell & Associates, Attorneys at Law